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Oktoberfest at Dills Tavern

September 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Come join us for an afternoon celebration of German culture on Saturday, September 10th from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We are excited to offer live music provided by the Egerlander German Band (1:00 pm – 3:30 pm) and Shippensburg German Band (Blaskapelle) (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm).
For your drinking pleasure, we will have TWO, yes, TWO beer tents this year. One serving a variety of deliciously authentic Bavarian-style beers from our local Hemauer Brewing Co (Heles Lager, Bozo Nightmare Hefeweissen, Summer slice shandy/radler, and Oktoberfest Marzen), and a second tent will feature Yuengling’s Oktoberfest beer and an authentic Hefeweisen Dunkle from the oldest brewery in the world, Brauerei Weihenstephan, brewing beer in Bavaria since the year 1040, over 1,000 years!
For those of you with differing tastes, we will also have a selection of German wines and schnapps to enjoy, as well as Liquor Tastings which will be available throughout the event in the Wheelwright’s Shop by reservation.
If you are hungry, we have you covered. We will be offering our own famous hand-made soft pretzels, lovingly hand-rolled and baked by our volunteers using a traditional recipe. We will also have available 2 custom made sausages from our local butcher using traditional recipes: A fresh all pork Weisswurst and a smoked all pork Bratwurst. Side dishes of potato salad, cucumber salad, and sauerkraut will also be available.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, our kitchen will be offering Apfelkrapfen (Glazed apple fritters) and Black Forest Brownies (chocolate brownies, dark cherries, and whipped cream). In addition, we will have some independent food and craft vendors offering traditional carnival treats.
We will be introducing a number of new additions to the festival this year:
– Log sawing contest
– Axe throwing
– A raffle for a Pennsylvania flintlock rifle and handmade quilt
– Meet the famous Baron Munchhausen and his traveling companions
There will be plenty to experience for all ages, and we look forward to celebrating with all of you. Tschuss bis Oktoberfest!
Grab your tickets today at brownpapertickets.com/event/5556976!


September 10, 2022
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Northern York County Historical & Preservation Society
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Dills Tavern
227 N Baltimore St
Dillsburg, PA United States
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(717) 502-1440
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